As per plan, I have nothing workout-wise to content with this evening, unless you consider working my way through a bowl of Sun Chips to be “workout”. It’s only 8:00pm and after a few rounds of Exploding Kittens at The Sanctuary and a small plate of maple-flavored pretzel bites, HRH is already in bed*.
Yup, just consider me as “Dad of the Year”.
Anyway this leaves with the rest of the evening wiiiiiiiide open for some quiet time in the EZ-Boy chair and my book ‘NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories‘ (
‘Lure Of Paradise’ is an album by the Russian Easy Listening maestro Andre Kostelanetz (1901–1980), released in 1959 by Columbia Records, is the fitting foil to his 1954 opus ‘Lure Of The Tropics’. This album is chock-full of 15 orchestral renditions of classics that are baked into 11 tracks. To put it into modern words: Kostelanetz remixes himself! It is exciting to see what has changed during the time span of five years that lies between the release dates of both albums.
Whereas ‘Lure Of The Tropics’ was a strictly orchestral album, ‘Lure Of Paradise’ leaves room for typical curlicues. It is Easy Listening par excellence without a shadow of a pernicious undertone. And yet, the compositions aren’t saccharine at all costs; they oscillate between romance, mystique, bliss and exuberance.
If you want to read the full write on this album you can click HERE. But take my word for it: it’s totally cheeseball; totally awesome. It’s got a semi-nake Polynesian girl relaxing in a jungle paradise by a rapidly flowing waterfall.
C’mon, that shit is gold!
*Granted she is likely not asleep at all by texting on her woob-woob like a spider monkey on crack but, still, she’s in her room with the door closed and she’s being quiet. That still counts for something!